Barnes Hits for Cycle, Astros Still Lose


0  Updated at 10:53 pm, July 19th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Scott Halleran/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Astros rookie Brandon Barnes hit for the cycle, but Mariners rookie Brad Miller hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 10-7 victory Friday night.

Barnes stepped to the plate in the 8th innning needing a double to complete his cycle. That is exactly what he got as Barnes finished the night 5-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

As for Miller, he finished 3-for-5. His home runs were the first of his major league career.

Despite the performances of the two rookies, both their teams don’t look ready to make the playoffs.

The Astros (33-62) have the worst record in baseball and the Mariners (44-52) are 10 games out of a Wild Card spot.

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